Sukkah City x DC features seven sukkahs on view at two locations–the National Building Museum and Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center. To help plan your visit, read on for directions, parking tips, refreshments, and more.
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, NW
On view through Sunday, October 3
Both sukkahs are located on the grounds of the EDCJCC in publicly accessible spaces during and after business hours. There is no admission fee to view the sukkahs.
The Edlavitch DC JCC has a limited number of parking spaces, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, in a small lot adjacent to the main building. Additional parking options are recommended via Spot Hero or two nearby Colonial Parking Garages at 1616 P Street, NW and 1515 15 Street NW. Visitors may also take Metro’s Red Line to the Dupont Circle station, exiting at the Q Street (North entrance) and walking East along Q Street, crossing Connecticut Avenue.
The EDCJCC also has a busy holiday schedule found here, with activities such as a High Holidays Scavenger Hunt, Sukkot Shoe Drive, and Sukkah City and Jewish DC Walking Tour and Happy Hour.
The JCC’s amenities include the Rose and Robert L. Cohen Coffee Bar. Two blocks to the west, on 17 Street NW, are several restaurants such as Agora, Duke’s, Sushi Taro, and Mr. Yogato.
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Extended viewing through Sunday, October 10
All five sukkahs are located on the museumn’s west lawn and accessible during and after business hours. There is no admission fee to view the sukkahs.
Parking for a visit to NBM can be arranged through SpotHero at your convenience. The museum is also directly across the street from the Red Line’s Judiciary Square station’s F Street entrance. You can also ride the Yellow/Green and Red Lines to the Gallery Place/Chinatown station and then walk two blocks to the museum.
After viewing the sukkahs, consider seeing the other exhibitions at the National Building Museum, open Friday through Sunday, from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 3-17), students with I.D., and seniors (age 60+). The NBM’s award-winning museum shop features gifts inspired by classic architecture and design, from jewelry to Lego kits. And if you’re up for a stroll, the Capital Jewish Museum’s building is under construction one block away at the intersection of 3rd and F Streets, NW.
There are several places in our neighborhood to get coffee or a bite to eat, but check each vendors website for their pandemic schedule as they have adjusted hours. Corner Bakery Cafe is two blocks from the NBM, located at 777 6 Street NW, and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. In the same area, there are restaurants such as Absolute Noodle and Sushi Bar, Daikaya, and Rosa Mexicano. An added highlight for an architecture themed day includes a visit to the newly renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Central Library, about four blocks away, at 901 G Street NW.
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Author: Sara Miller, Communications Intern
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